GREENLAND TO CHURCHILL VIA NUNAVUT

14 days | Departure September 2nd | 2019

Navigating north from Kangerlussuaq along Greenland’s old inter-coastal routes, we indulge in the multitude of natural wonders. We will experience many classic highlights during our voyage, including “The Iceberg Capital” of Ilulissat and the nearby UNESCO-protected Icefjord, the beautiful basalt mountains and the amazing calving glacier of Eqip Sermia in Disko Bay. The glacier is one of the most active in Greenland, with a high likelihood of seeing and hearing ice cascade into the ocean below.

Leaving Greenland and the town of Uummannaq behind, we cross the Davis Strait to reach Iqaluit, the capital of the vast Inuit Nation of Nunavut (‘Our Land’) in Northern Canada. As we slip between Baffin Island and Labrador into the mighty Hudson Bay, we will visit some of the picturesque Inuit settlements of this rugged tundra.

We will stop in Cape Dorset on Baffin Island, known worldwide for its wealth of Inuit drawings, prints and soapstone carvings. Coats Island (Coral Harbour) seasonally hold 30,000 falcons, murres, and gulls in its vast nesting cliffs. We can also expect to see a concentration of walrus at the cliff base, as well as polar bears, seals and whales before arriving in our final port of call – Churchill.

 

GREENLAND TO CHURCHILL VIA NUNAVUT Itinerary Inclusions Highlights

View Day to Day Description of Voyage

* Subject to change without notice depending on weather and other conditions that may make a departure necessary. This could include substitution of an alternative port from what is shown here.

** optional tours and excursions are not included in price, please contact for details.

Possible Stop: Akpatok Island, one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in North America. Thick-billed murres come here in vast numbers in summer for breeding, and raising their young. The island is also known to have a large number of walruses and polar bears.

Day 1

Arrival at Kangerlussuaq Airport. Embark on Ocean Atlantic and cruise out of the fjord.

Day 2

Town of Sisimiut. Town walk and lecture about colonial Greenland. Tasting of local dishes. (optional excursion package)

Day 3

Qeqertarsuaq. Cultural program. Eqip Sermia Glacier.

Day 4

Ilulissat. Walk to the Sermermiut plain and the Icefjord. (optional helicopter flight and boat tours)

Day 5

Town of Uummannaq and tiny Niaqornat settlement.

Day 6-7

At sea, crossing Davis Strait. Lectures on Arctic subjects.

Day 8

Iqaluit on Baffin Island. (optional helicopter tours to Grinell Glacier & Allen Ice field)

Day 9

Cruising into Hudson Strait

Day 10

Cape Dorset, Inuit Art Centre.

Day 11

Coats Island. Opportunity to view migratory birds and other wildlife on the island.

Day 12

Marble island and Rankin Inlet – Opportunity to view Beluga whales in the shallow bays of Marble island and tour of the hamlet of Rankin  Inlet

Day 13

Churchill, Manitoba. Polar bear capital of the World. Disembark & get an opportunity to get up close and personal with polar bears & other arctic wildlife via specially designed arctic buggies.

Day 14

Fly home via Winnipeg.

Churchill accommodations, meals and tours of Wildlife Management Areas on specially designed arctic buggies to get an opportunity to get up close & personal with Polar bears and other arctic wildlife.

13 days / 12 nights Cruise
On board Ocean Atlantic in shareddouble cabin with private facilities.
Full Board on the ship from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 14.
Complimentary wine and beer with meals.
Free Coffee, Tea and afternoon snacks during the voyage.
Ship to Airport Shuttles in Churchill and Kangerlussuaq.
Zodiac Transports landings and excursions (ship to shore).
Souvenir Expedition Parka (Rubber boots avail. for loan).
Onboard activities while at sea, lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting.
Churchill accommodations, meals and tundra buggy tour.

Inuit culture across two Arctic nations, Greenland and Nunavut in Canada.
Visits to Inuit towns and settlements: walks guided by English speaking expedition team.
Northern lights and the midnight sun.
Calving Icebergs and famous Icefjord of Ilulissat.
Kaffemik cultural program with coffee and biscuits in Qeqertarsuaq.

Opportunity to view a variety of wildlife such as Polar bears, Seals, Walrus, beluga whales, bowhead whales, Killer Orca whales, narwhal whales in their natural arctic habitat and many different species of birds in migratory bird sanctuaries.

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